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  • Flash Flood Watch for Elbert County, Georgia
  • Flash Flood Watch issued April 30 at 11:43AM EDT until May 01 at 12:00AM EDT by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 11:43 a.m.
  • Expires: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at midnight
  • ...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AT
    TIMES LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING ACROSS THE WESTERN
    CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA...
    .A COLD FRONT APPROACHING FROM THE WEST LATE TODAY WILL CROSS THE
    REGION TONIGHT. A MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIRMASS AHEAD OF THIS FRONT
    WILL ALLOW SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP AND PRODUCE LOCALLY
    HEAVY RAINFALL RATES. THE COVERAGE OF THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE
    GREATER OVER THE EXTREME SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS...AND ALSO OVER
    THE CHARLOTTE METRO AREA. ALTHOUGH ANY THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP
    WILL MOVE QUICKLY FROM SOUTH TO NORTH...THE LINE MAY MOVE FAIRLY
    SLOWLY TO THE EAST. THIS COULD TO LEAD TO REPEATED THUNDERSTORMS
    OVER THE SAME AREA...KNOWN AS TRAINING...AND LOCALLY EXCESSIVE
    RAINFALL. FLASH FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS MAY RESULT.
    DRYING FROM THE WEST IS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT FOLLOWING THE COLD
    FRONT PASSAGE.
    ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
    * PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA...NORTH CAROLINA AND UPSTATE
    SOUTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHEAST
    GEORGIA...ELBERT...FRANKLIN...HABERSHAM...HART...RABUN AND
    STEPHENS. IN NORTH CAROLINA...ALEXANDER...AVERY...BURKE
    MOUNTAINS...BUNCOMBE...CALDWELL MOUNTAINS...CABARRUS...
    CATAWBA...CLEVELAND...DAVIE...EASTERN MCDOWELL...EASTERN
    POLK...GREATER BURKE...GREATER CALDWELL...GREATER RUTHERFORD...
    GASTON...GRAHAM...HAYWOOD...HENDERSON... IREDELL...LINCOLN...
    MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS...MACON...MADISON... MECKLENBURG...
    MITCHELL...NORTHERN JACKSON...POLK MOUNTAINS... RUTHERFORD
    MOUNTAINS...ROWAN...SOUTHERN JACKSON...SWAIN... TRANSYLVANIA...
    UNION NC AND YANCEY. IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...ABBEVILLE...
    ANDERSON...CHEROKEE...CHESTER... GREATER GREENVILLE...GREATER
    OCONEE...GREATER PICKENS... GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS...GREENWOOD...
    LAURENS...OCONEE MOUNTAINS...PICKENS MOUNTAINS...SPARTANBURG...
    UNION SC AND YORK.
    * THROUGH THIS EVENING.
    * A BAND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CROSS THE WESTERN
    CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS
    EVENING AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT. RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES
    PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE HEAVIEST DOWNPOURS. DRYING FROM
    THE WEST IS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT BEHIND THE PASSING FRONT.
    * FLASH FLOODING OF STREAMS AND CREEKS MAY RESULT IF THESE HEAVY
    RAINFALL RATES DEVELOP AND FALL ON MOIST SOIL. THE HIGHEST SOIL
    MOISTURE LEVELS THUS FAR ARE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL
    MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA...AS WELL AS THE CHARLOTTE METRO
    AREA. THE FLASH FLOODING RISK IS THUS A BIT HIGHER THERE. MAIN
    STEM RIVERS COULD ALSO SEE RISES TO NEAR BANKFULL IF THE HEAVY
    RAIN AFFECTS ANY HEADWATER LOCATIONS.